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FOIA News: Recap of FOIA Advisory Committee meeting

FOIA News (2017)Allan BlutsteinComment

Can FOIA be fixed?

By Chase Gunter. FCW, Oct. 20, 2017

A federal advisory committee that includes members of open government groups is looking to make the Freedom of Information Act work more smoothly for agencies and for those requesting information through the law.

Convened by the Office of Government Information Services at the National Archives, the FOIA groups have been meeting regularly since they were established in 2014. At an Oct. 19 meeting, three subcommittees offered ideas on how agencies can do better at locating FOIA materials, managing requests and making proactive disclosures.

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